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THORNDIKE - Daniel Raymond MacEwan, 86, of Thorndike, went home to be with his Lord at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

He was born in Hackensack, N.J., to Archibald and Laura Traendley MacEwan. After graduating from Westwood High School in New Jersey, he served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, Parachute Infantry during World War II. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, Central Europe, Naples, Rhineland and Rome.

In 1949, he married Dorothy Jean Jones of Spring Valley, N.Y. They had a loving marriage that lasted 61 years. While in New Jersey, he worked for Federal Electric and Western Electric.  They were very happy to have adopted their two daughters, Cynthia and Genevieve, during this time.

They loved the state of Maine, where they vacationed every year; so finally decided to leave the hustle of the city and bought a poultry farm in Troy. Later he was employed by Ethan Allen as night watchman/boiler operator until his retirement. He treasured the country life, enjoying gardening, fishing and horseshoes. He loved time with his two grandsons. He also enjoyed playing poker with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his daughters, Genevieve and her husband, Marshall Flanders, of Northport, and Cynthia and her husband, James Patrick, of Frankfort; his brother, Gordon McEwan, of Olympia, Wash.; and two grandsons: Benjamin and Joshua Patrick.

Dan requested no public services.

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